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Annie B.J. Banks

Annie Belle Jones Banks was born to the late Katherine and George C. Jones on August 4, 1912 in Hudgins Virginia. She was the fourth of 11 children. She passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008.

Mrs. Banks was educated in the public schools of Mathews County. During her childhood, she was baptized and became a member of the First Baptist Church, Mathews.

She was employed at the Christchurch School as a cook. She retired after 36 years. In her golden years, she continued to work as a custodian with the U.S. Postal Service. She held that position for 15 years.

Mrs. Banks was joined in holy matrimony to the late Frank Banks. From this union, six children were born. “Queen Annie” was one of the many names her children and grandchildren used with great affection.

Every Sunday, the family and friends loved to gather at her home for great meals and reminisce about the good old days. After she could no longer take care of herself, she resided at the Riverside Convalescent Center for eight years.

Mrs. Banks was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, George L. Banks; six grandchildren; three sisters; seven brothers; one daughter-in-law, Beatrice L. Banks; one step-daughter, Elizabeth Washington; and one son-in-law, James Anderson.

Survivors include: five children, Joseph Banks (Maria) of Wake, Charles Banks (Mary) of Gloucester, Elizabeth Anderson of Urbanna, Mary Griffin (Thomas) of Topping, and Tyrone Banks (Bessie) of Richmond; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Banks; grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held June 28 at Lebanon Worship Center, Saluda. Interment was in Immanuel Baptist Church Cemetery, Saluda.

posted 07.02.2008

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